Meet Baker Christina Iacono: Crafting Perfect Holiday Cookies
Are you ready for a cookie experience that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy? Look no further than the upcoming BakeCamp Weekend 2: Pacific Palisades event on October 14th, where the incredibly talented baker Christina Iacono will be showcasing her delectable Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies. As the holiday season approaches, these soft and dreamy treats, infused with just the right amount of peppermint, promise to be the highlight of your festive celebrations.
When it comes to cookies, Christina Iacono is no stranger to creating mouthwatering confections that delight both the young and the young at heart. With her passion for baking and a knack for perfectly balanced flavors, she has crafted a holiday cookie that encapsulates the essence of the season – the Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookie.
"I am a chocoholic!" Christina confesses, revealing her love for the rich and decadent flavors of cocoa. "I love a soft chocolate cookie," she adds. And it's this love for chocolate that shines through in every batch of her Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies. The soft, chocolatey goodness combined with a touch of refreshing peppermint creates a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate.
Christina's baking expertise extends beyond just recipes. She's happy to share her favorite tips to ensure that your cookies turn out just as delicious as hers:
Bake on Parchment Paper or Silicone: Using parchment paper or a silicone baking mat ensures that your cookies don't stick to the pan, making for easy removal and a clean baking process.
Chill the Cookie Dough: Chilling the cookie dough before baking not only enhances the flavor but also helps control spreading during baking. This results in perfectly shaped and textured cookies.
Butter Temperature Matters: Properly softened butter is crucial for achieving the ideal cookie texture. Ensuring your butter is at the correct temperature before mixing helps create the perfect cookie dough consistency.
When asked about her favorite cookie memory, Christina's favorite cookie memory is baking with her children during the holidays. They always baked tons of cookies to bring to holiday parties...and for Santa ;) Those cherished moments of bonding over baking have left an indelible mark on her heart. Even though her older kids are now adults, she continues the tradition of sending them chocolate-covered cookies during the holidays, a loving gesture that keeps those special memories alive.
As the BakeCamp Weekend 2 approaches, make sure to mark your calendars for October 14th. Join Christina Iacono and experience the joy of baking, the delight of indulging in Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies, and the warmth of holiday memories. With Christina's expert tips and heartfelt stories, you're not just baking cookies – you're creating moments that will be treasured for years to come.